About the Author
Hayley Day

Hayley Day has been a community journalist for over a decade. She has written for Pacific Northwest publications such as The Journal of the San Juan Islands, Salish Current and Haida Gwaii Observer. Before moving to San Juan Island, she wrote about culture and entertainment in her hometown of Cincinnati, Ohio. View her work at www.HayleyDay.com.

Recent Posts by Hayley

How To Submit County Forms, Payments

October 24, 2020 at 4:30 am

By San Juan Coun­ty The most effi­cient way to sub­mit build­ing appli­ca­tions to San Juan Coun­ty is online at sanjuanco.com/opc. You can also use the drop­box at the entrance to the cour­t­house to sub­mit forms and pay­ments for burn per­mits, land use, build­ing, right of way, water avail­abil­i­ty, birth and death cer­tifi­cates, and sep­tic designs  Con­tin­ue Reading

San Juan Real Estate Market Reaches All-Time High

October 23, 2020 at 5:30 am

By Mer­ri Ann Simon­son, Cold­well Banker San Juan Islands The third-quar­ter results for San Juan Island and San Juan Coun­ty were con­sis­tent with the first quar­ter results; very robust. The sec­ond quar­ter was in COVID shock but that gave way to a strong third quar­ter. Per the NWMLS, the dol­lar vol­ume year-to-date on San Juan  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: For-Profit Hospice Bad for County

October 23, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Kathryn Clary, RN, BSN, CHPN, Hos­pice of the North­west, San Juan Island Cur­rent­ly, the only Medicare-based hos­pice in our coun­ty is Hos­pice of the North­west. Two years ago this hos­pice was list­ed as the No. 1 hos­pice agency in the Unit­ed States. HNW pro­vides med­ical hos­pice ser­vices no mat­ter one’s abil­i­ty to pay. Medicare hos­pice  Con­tin­ue Reading

Washington State Ferries New Website, Survey

October 23, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries Web­site Cus­tomers will notice that Wash­ing­ton State Fer­ries’ web­site has a new look. Not only does it look bet­ter, but it is now eas­i­er to nav­i­gate. Check out the changes at www.wsdotferries.com. If you have ques­tions or need help find­ing infor­ma­tion on the web­site, con­tact our cus­tomer call cen­ter at 206–464‑6400  Con­tin­ue Reading

Rep. Larsen Visits San Juans On Oct. 23

October 22, 2020 at 7:04 pm

Larsen to Meet with Marine Resource Com­mit­tee, Friends of the San Juans, Coun­ty Trans­porta­tion Staff, Port Lead­ers By Rep. Rick Larsen’s Office On Fri­day, Oct. 23, Rep. Rick Larsen (WA-02) will meet with the San Juan Coun­ty Marine Resources Com­mit­tee at Cat­tle Point to dis­cuss the MRC’s efforts to reduce ves­sel traf­fic on endan­gered South­ern  Con­tin­ue Reading

Nominations Open For San Juan Monument Advisory Committee

October 22, 2020 at 5:30 am

By the Bureau of Land Man­age­ment  The Bureau of Land Man­age­ment announced that it is seek­ing pub­lic nom­i­na­tions to the San Juan Islands Nation­al Mon­u­ment Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee. This cit­i­zen-based com­mit­tee assists in the devel­op­ment of rec­om­men­da­tions that address pub­lic land man­age­ment issues. The MAC, which is for­mal­ly char­tered under the Fed­er­al Advi­so­ry Com­mit­tee Act and  Con­tin­ue Reading

Peace Island Offers 3D Mammography Screening

October 22, 2020 at 5:00 am

By Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter Octo­ber is Nation­al Breast Can­cer Aware­ness Month and women at Peace­Health Peace Island Med­ical Cen­ter can uti­lize the ben­e­fits of three-dimen­­sion­al tech­nol­o­gy as part of their mam­mog­ra­phy screen­ing and breast health prac­tices. Dig­i­tal screen­ing mam­mog­ra­phy com­ple­ments the grow­ing port­fo­lio of diag­nos­tic imag­ing ser­vices, which include state-of-the-art CT scan­ning, X‑ray, echocar­dio­g­ra­phy  Con­tin­ue Reading

Letter: Farewell and Thanks

October 22, 2020 at 4:30 am

By Mary Stone, San Juan Island After 40 years prac­tic­ing law, 30 of them in Fri­day Har­bor, I am retir­ing, but I am leav­ing the law prac­tice in the very capa­ble hands of my part­ner, Bob Bul­loch. My hus­band and I will con­tin­ue to spend win­ters in Puer­to Rico, but instead of return­ing to Fri­day  Con­tin­ue Reading

Vote For Your Favorite San Juan Scarecrow

October 21, 2020 at 5:30 am

The San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce and the Friends of the Library are host­ing a San Juan Island Scare­crow Con­test. Below are the loca­tions of the entered scare­crows and their cre­ators.  Enter your top three favorites on a bal­lot at the San Juan Island Cham­ber of Com­merce, 165 1st St. South, or email becki@sanjuanisland.org.  Con­tin­ue Reading

Purple Lights Honor Domestic Violence Victims

October 21, 2020 at 5:00 am

By SAFE San Juans For the month of Octo­ber, SAFE San Juans hopes to make the islands glow pur­ple in hon­or of the vic­tims of domes­tic vio­lence. The tra­di­tion of using Pur­ple Night Lights to hon­or those who have (or are) suf­fer­ing from domes­tic vio­lence began in Cov­ing­ton, Wash­ing­ton in 2006. Since pur­ple is the cause col­or  Con­tin­ue Reading

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